Posts Tagged ‘Bloomberg’

WEST SIDE LIBRARIES BRACE FOR CUTS

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By Rochana Rapkins The New York City Public Library could face devastating cuts if Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed $37 million reduction in library funding is adopted. In addition to jobs lost through attrition, 736 additional library jobs could be eliminated, according to Susan Singer, a library manager at the Bloomingdale branch, on West 100th Street. [&hellip
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City Smoking

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To the Editor: A few comments about “The Benefits of an Outdoor Ban,” where, contrary to the title, you marshal several arguments against an outdoor smoking ban (Sidebar, “No Ifs, Ands or Butts,” Sept. 24). The fact that New York City air is already polluted is not an argument against a ban. A high crime [&hellip
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BID B-DAY

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The Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) celebrated the start of its 10th year at a luncheon last month. The BID, created in January 2000, is contained within the Central Park West Historic District, and covers Columbus Avenue from West 67th to 82nd streets. In addition to promoting local businesses, the BID provides maintenance, sanitation [&hellip
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The Mayor’s Race: Focus On Education

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In 2002, Mayor Michael Bloomberg took control of New York City’s public school system, reversing a 30-year governance structure in which the Board of Education managed 32 community school districts. It was a system that many regarded as marred by political infighting and lacking in accountability. The new law allowed the mayor unprecedented oversight, and [&hellip
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LAST MINUTE TERM-LIMIT DECISION

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When Council Member Gale Brewer was about to explain her vote on term limits, she said she had two speeches in front of her eyes: one in support of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s bill to extend term limits, and one against the measure. She eventually read from the speech that explained her “no” vote, though she [&hellip
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EXTEND TERM LIMITS FOR 2009

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From political circles to dinner tables and PTA meetings, the city is abuzz with term-limit discussions. Reasonable people can reasonably disagree on whether or not we should extend the current two-term threshold for city officials in 2009, and certainly here in our office we’ve had a spirited debate on the matter. But given the unknown—and [&hellip
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WALL STREET WOES

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With the stock market taking a plunge not seen since the Sept. 11 attacks, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, left, held a press conference on Sept. 15 at City Hall to give a sobering yet optimistic assessment of the city’s economic health. He gave assurance that the budget will remain in balance despite tax revenue lost from [&hellip
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